Environmental Science

With 19 labs part of our Quality Matters-certified Environmental Science curriculum, you’ll find everything you need for an interdisciplinary blend of concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and mathematics. Through practical activities like calculating a carbon footprint and measuring water quality, students will address complex environmental problems including climate change, pollution, and conservation. All of our labs are based on extensive academic research, developed by scientists, peer-reviewed, and customizable to suit your needs.

Hands-on Environmental Science Labs

With our broad range of innovative hands-on labs, your students can investigate a wide range of topics, including rock formation, properties of soil, deforestation, weathering, plate tectonics, climate change, pollution, and more. With Science Interactive, you can:

  • Create an active learning environment online that promotes deeper student engagement, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Give students the chance to use lab-grade materials and equipment that match the sophistication of a formal lab facility.
  • Build hands-on kits that suit your needs and budget, like choosing between magnifiers and v-scopes.
Earth Science Virtual Lab

Virtual Environmental Science Labs

Similarly, our virtual environmental science labs can supplement hands-on labs that require expensive equipment and be used to cover fundamental concepts like the scientific method, graphing prep, or equation work. You might also consider using virtual environmental science labs as pre-lab work for in-person labs in order to better prepare students. From a simulation illustrating to the effects of soil contamination, pollution over time or the greenhouse effect, students can run virtual environmental science labs an unlimited number of times in order to:

  • Manipulate different variables, re-run the experiment, and see different results, especially important for struggling students.
  • Reinforce critical learning outcomes while exploring additional concepts that may not directly align with your course objectives.
  • Ensure practicality when it comes to costs and time.
Earth Science Hands-On Lab Kit

Effective, High-Quality Environmental Science Curriculum

Science Interactive develops the highest quality online curriculum for both hands-on or virtual environmental science labs. Lessons are:

  • Developed by PhD scientists, with measurable learning outcomes, detailed experimental protocols, and questions that tie into the core learning objectives.
  • Reviewed by instructional designers for quality, accuracy, safety, and ADA compliance — and peer-reviewed by active professors for content accuracy.
  • Certified by Quality Matters to ensure the same standards of rigor and quality as on-campus environmental science courses.

Flexible Platform to Guide Students through Environmental Science Labs

All of the curriculum is turnkey and can be used in your course right away. We also make it easy to customize, infusing each lab with your own unique instructional style and outcomes. Our LMS-integrated lab management platform allows you to:

  • Customize any part of a lesson by adding or removing text, images, and videos to enhance lessons and guide students through each environmental science lab.
  • Assess student work with automatic grading for multiple choice questions.
  • Provide constructive feedback so each student can continue improving for the next lab.

Choose from 19 hands-on and digital Environmental Science lessons

Acid Rain
Alternative Energies
Biomes, Ecosystems, and Habitats
Carbon Footprint and Sustainable Living
Determination of Water Hardness Using a Titrator
Energy Comparison of Fuels
Food Web
Oceans and Coasts
Population Ecology
Properties of Soil
Renewable Solar Energy
Salinization of Soils
The Greenhouse Effect
Ultraviolet Radiation and Sunscreen

See all of our hands-on and digital lessons and design your course.

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